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YHEC at the local level is a basic introduction for youth who are interested in hunting. State YHEC events are at an intermediate level and require youth to have completed a hunter safety course. Local and state YHEC events must feature at least one of the following responsibility/educational events and one of the following shooting events:

Responsibility Events

NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge participant in an orange cap with a clip board in the wilderness.

Hunter Responsibility Exam

Test your knowledge of hunter safety, ethics, responsibility and laws

Back of a hunter in blaze orange holding a shotgun with the sun in the background

Hunter Safety Trail

Demonstrate your knowledge of safe hunting practices in various hunting situations

Compass laying on a map

Orienteering

Prove you know how to navigate a course utilizing a map and compass

Skulls of multiple animals on a table

Wildlife Identification

Identify tracks, hides, feathers, and signs of North American wildlife

Shooting Events

Young men wearing ear protection shooting scoped rifles at a range.

.22 Rifle

Utilize a .22 rifle to shoot at action-type or life-size game targets

Young girl smiles after shooting a shotgun on a range.

Shotgun

Demonstrate your shotgun shooting skills across multiple hunters' clay stations

Young man in red shirt shooting a muzzleloading rifle next to a fence.

Muzzleloader

Use a muzzleloading rifle with open sights to shoot at action-type or life-size game targets

Archer in camouflage at full draw.

Archery

Walk through a course with life size animal targets

Find Your Local, State, or Regional YHEC Event

If you are unable to find an event near you, please call us at (800) 492-4868 opt 3 or email us at [email protected].

Date Local, State, or Regional Location City State Contact
May 21, 2022 State Wilkes-Barre Rifle and Pistol Club/United Sportsmen Camp 271 Hunlock Creek Pennsylvania David Halchak
[email protected]
May 21, 2022 Local Thermopolis Gun Club Thermopolis Wyoming Cynthia Garbin
307-921-8304
[email protected]
May 22, 2022 Local WMFGA / Deer Creek Shooting Center Missoula Montana Annie Bahm
406-240-0377
[email protected]
June 3-5, 2022 State ADF&G Indoor Shooting Range Fairbanks Alaska Grace Nelson
717-330-8028
[email protected]
June 2-4, 2022 State Benton County Quail Facility Bentonville Arkansas Gary Jobe
713-253-7914
[email protected]om
June 3-4, 2022 Local Star Valley Wyoming YHEC Grover Park Wyoming Hanna Buxman
307-248-3006
[email protected]
June 3-5, 2022 State NRA Whittington Center Raton New Mexico Richard (Rick) Andes
575-799-7285
[email protected]
June 4, 2022 State Clinton County Conservation Board Camanche Iowa Jill Schmidt
563-349-8680
[email protected]
June 4, 2022 State Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Rifle Range Houma Louisiana Jeff DeBlieux
985-855-9619
[email protected]
June 4-5, 2022 State United Sportsmen's Club Owensville Missouri Kyle Lairmore
573-437-8899
[email protected]
June 6, 2022 State Payne Quail Farm Arlington Tennessee Gere DeZonia
901-378-1898
[email protected]
June 11, 2022 State Upton Gun Club Upton Wyoming Rick Rothleutner
307-281-9980
[email protected]
June 18, 2022 State Pennsylvania YHEC State Shoot Scotia Pennsylvania Connie Petris
607-857-6882
[email protected]
June 18, 2022 State Arlington Sportsman's Club Mansfield Texas Larry Patterson
817-501-3182
[email protected]
June 24-26, 2022 State Potomac Fish & Game Williamsport Maryland Jerrod Bauerlien
410-259-6824
[email protected]
June 25, 2022 Local Michigan Youth Sportsmen Competition Carson City Michigan Stacie Walker
989-601-0640
[email protected]
July 9, 2022 State Mid-South Quail Forever Memphis Tennessee Gere DeZonia
901-378-1898
[email protected]
July 13-16, 2022 Regional Chemung Rod & Gun Club Breesport New York Richard Lathrop
607-425-4207
[email protected]
July 18-23, 2022 Regional Benton County Quail Facility Bentonville Arkansas Gary Jobe
713-253-7914
[email protected]
August 13-14, 2022 State Michigan Youth Sportsmen Competition Carson City Michigan Stacie Walker
989-601-0640
[email protected]
September 10, 2022 Local Johnsburg Fish & Game Club Johnsburg New York Erika Lee Patton
518-260-7243
[email protected]
September 10, 2022 Local NEPA Annual Junior Shoot Archbald Pennsylvania Angela Saar
570-241-1758
[email protected]
September 24, 2022 Local Worland Shooting Complex Worland Wyoming Thomas Outland
307-431-4733
[email protected]

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For more information about YHEC, contact Youth Hunter Education at (800) 492-4868 opt. 3 or [email protected]